For context: The American Revolution began in 1775. Our Constitution was signed in 1787.
On December 15th, 1791 the first 10 Amendments to the Constitution were ratified by Virgina causing the Bill of Rights to come into effect.
On December 15th, 2005 Iraqis voted in their third election in a year, despite threats to their lives. In 2 years, 9 months the United States has fostered a fledgling Democracy in a region of despots mired in the 7th century.
Tomorrow, December 16th, is the 232nd anniversary of the Boston Tea Party.
Coincidence? I think not.